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The vast increase in literacy in Modern Standard Arabic in this genera­tion over previous ones allowed the millennials to communicate beyond the small groups that use their dialect. Literacy also bestowed on them the confidence to challenge their elders, born in part of a realization that they possessed competencies their parents and grandparents did not. Sometimes these skills gave women advantages, including on the Internet.

The Millennial generation is changing the Middle East

(Source: salon)

[Image: Courtesy Akamai]
From satellite modems to temporary packet radio or Wi-Fi networks to secret “communication kits,” here's how Syrians might communicate with the outside word amid an Internet shutdown.

[Image: Courtesy Akamai]

From satellite modems to temporary packet radio or Wi-Fi networks to secret “communication kits,” here's how Syrians might communicate with the outside word amid an Internet shutdown.